Lorraine L. Kulke, age 97, of Lowell, died on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam.
The visitation will be at Salem Lutheran Church in Lowell on Friday, November 3, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:50 a.m. and the funeral service will follow at the church on Friday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Paul Vander Galien officiating. Burial will be at Lowell Cemetery.
Lorraine Lois Schmoldt was born on December 15, 1919 in the Town of Lowell, Dodge County, Wisconsin to Fred and Delia (Soldner) Schmoldt. She was baptized and confirmed at the Lowell Reformed Church. Lorraine was united in marriage to Gerhardt Kulke on September 24, 1940. She loved gardening and flowers. Lorraine enjoyed canning and volunteered at Bethesda Thrift Shop in Watertown. She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid, serving as secretary for many years. When her grandchildren were young and they came to the farm, she would take them on “Nature Walks” down to the river and back home through the woods.
Lorraine is survived by her son, Howard (Bonnie) Kulke of Waterloo; foster son, Eugene “Jake” “Pete” Jahns of Beaver Dam; grandchildren, Stephanie (Jackson Wilson) Kulke of Evanston, IL, Christopher (Edwina) Kulke of Waterloo, and Erik (Dorothy) Kulke of Milwaukee; great grandchildren, Alice and Emmitt Wilson, Oscar and Edgar Kulke; sisters, Gladys Schmoldt of Watertown, Eva Schmoldt of Lowell, and Alyce (Bob) Schoenwetter of Beaver Dam; brother-in-law, Nordien Kulkee of Juneau; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Kenneth Kulke; her foster son, Jeff Huettner; a sister, Bernice (Merlin) Norenberg; brothers, Allen (Merle) Schmoldt and Corliss (Evelyn) Schmoldt; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Fritz and Adeline Gebhard and Lorena Kulkee.
The family suggests that memorials be made in Lorraine Kulke’s name to Salem Lutheran Church or to the Salem Lutheran Ladies Aid.
The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. To leave online condolences, or for directions and other information, please visit our website at www.KoepsellFH.com.